The elemental heart was the Earth Elemental King’s core which was equivalent to a human heart. Once the element’s heart was broken, even the powerful elemental kings would be completely annihilated within 7 days.
Originally, the Earth Elemental King had lost almost all his power, so he couldn’t do that. Since Chen Rui retrieved the 4 fountain of life, Glorfin’s power that suppressed the Earth Elemental King was greatly reduced.
Glorfin’s crushing Tag stimulated the will of the Earth Elemental King. To prevent Glorfin from gaining the fountain of life and regain control of himself and all the earth elementals, he forcefully restored a part of his consciousness. Then, the Earth Elemental King desperately erupted his remaining strength. Eventually, he destroyed his elemental heart.
As a result, Glorfin’s power not only plummeted, even if he was able to obtain the fountain of life now, he would only have 7 days of life left.
“Damn earth elemental!” This change wasn’t anticipated by Glorfin at all as he roared loudly. Seeing Chen Rui and the others trying to get rid of the crystal to escape, he snorted and the power of the territory suddenly increased by dozens of times. The crystal that was spreading rapidly solidified everyone and it kept spreading all the way to the neck, leaving only their heads.
After casting, the yellow light in Glorfin’s eyes were suddenly dimmed. It seemed that he erupted his territory’s power before his strength was lowered to the minimum to control the people.
“I have almost exhausted my strength now, but unfortunately, none of you can break free from this territory.” Glorfin sneered, “This Soul-Eating Territory is also called the Limit Territory. Unless you can surpass your current realm, otherwise you can’t break free.”
“I’ll make you witness your companions die one by one now!”
Glorfin lifted his finger with difficulty. The will of the Earth Elemental King who broke his elemental heart had reduced to the minimum, so Glorfin could forcefully move the body. This was the first time in 400 years, but in any case, he only had 7 days of life left.
Glorfin glanced around, raised a finger and pointed at the earth elemental, Doug. Doug’s eyes showed a startled expression. Then, an explosion sounded and the crushed Doug followed in the footsteps of Tag.
In a blink of an eye, Glorfin had killed five people. He pointed his hand again at Lusa who wasn’t far behind from Chen Rui.
“No!” Tim saw Glorfin’s hand of death was about to point at his wife, and he couldn’t help but yelled. However, he was only at the middle-stage of Higher Demon at the moment, so it was impossible to break through the current realm.
Glorfin laughed cruelly. Lusa had no time to give Tim a yearning look before her entire body exploded. The crushed crystal splashed everywhere, making Tim’s eyes filled with hatred.
The one that Glorfin pointed next was Lysa who was beside Lusa.
“Please! Don’t hurt her! She still has a baby in her belly.” Tim’s voice trembled. Lysa was his last wife, and she was still pregnant.
“Hiss“, an angry hiss sounded and it was from Queen Medusa. Queen Medusa’s eyes constantly flickered with bright light. The “God-Eating Mask” looked into Queen Medusa’s eyes and sneered, “Your petrifying ability might be useful against same-level Great Demon King. Yet, it has no effect on Demon Overlord. Besides, my body is an earth elemental! Since you are so anxious, I’ll let you die first.”
Glorfin’s finger pointed at Queen Medusa and her body trembled for a while. She withstood for a moment, and finally, she was unable to resist it. Her body burst apart.
Although Chen Rui never liked the suspicious Queen Medusa, to be fair, everything she did was for the tribe. Perhaps she wasn’t great as a friend, but she was definitely a competent leader.
After Glorfin killed Queen Medusa, his finger pointed at Lysa.
“Glorfin! You’re such a despicable thrash! Stop it!” Chen Rui was extremely angry. He struggled to gather the Star Power in his body to break through the Mizar state and get rid of the Limit Territory. Even if he died, he had to kill Glorfin.
However, a huge realm couldn’t be broke through whenever they wanted, especially from the low to the middle level, even if he had reached the peak of the Mizar state. 6 stardust in the three-dimensional human body was moving fast and the light has burned to the limit, but the surface was enveloped in a layer of pale black, which held the light tightly. He was still one step away from breaking through.
Strangely, this “black” didn’t seem to be originating from Glorfin’s power.
“You’re just bringing about your own destruction. I wanted to keep you until the end before I kill you.” Glorfin heard Chen Rui’s furious voice and shifted his finger from Lysa to Chen Rui, “Just now you said you’re a human? I never thought that there’s actually such weak a human in the Demon Realm.”
Chen Rui heard Glorfin’s weird tone and asked, “There are other powerful humans in the Demon Realm?”
“Of course!” Glorfin sneered, “After you die, I will tell your corpse. As a human guest who came to the Demon Realm, I, Glorfin Beelzebub specially grant you the privilege of living for one more minute. Seize this minute to say goodbye to your woman.”
Chen Rui knew that it was the brink of life and death. He yelled aloud and exploded all his strength as if he was risking his life. The light from the “stardust” in his body suddenly increased. The crazy rising light continued to hit the limit. There was even stardust that burst open as it couldn’t withstand the pressure. Yet, the light that shone to the limit was still unable to penetrate the black “imprisonment” layer on his body.
Not only did the breakthrough fail, but he also suffered severe internal damage due to the huge rebound. The starlight in the 3-D body suddenly dimmed. Even its movement stopped. Chen Rui felt severe pain from his internal organs and the huge rebound force made him lost the strength to even move or talk. If it were the crystals that congealed on his body, he would’ve fallen to the ground already.
Forcibly breaking through had completely failed.
Glorfin noticed Chen Rui’s situation and shook his head, “Truly disappointing, petty human. It seems that you are going to be the next person to be crushed.”
Glorfin said so, but he was still a little hesitant as he seemed to want to do something with Chen Rui.
At that time, Chen Rui suddenly felt that his body was burning. It wasn’t his strength, but it was Athena in his arms! Athena’s red eyes were burning with red flames and a long curved horn extended on her head. Unlike the past, the curved horn was longer and curlier. Under the crystal, her wheat-colored skin became red and a faint pattern that she didn’t have usually could be seen. Her purple hair also began to turn red.
Athena slowly raised her head. At that moment, in her eyes, there wasn’t Glorfin but only Chen Rui.
“Chen Rui, do you like me?”
Chen Rui couldn’t speak at the moment. He mustered all his strength trying to nod, but he couldn’t.
“I know you like mem but the woman that you truly love is Princess Shea. She even gave you the ‘Dark Will.'” Athena looked at him deeply. Although a scary flame was burning in her eyes, what Chen Rui saw was a fiery affection.
“Isn’t my transformation really guly now? You’re a human. In your heart, you should be scared or hate me. I know I can’t compare myself to Princess Royal…” There was a teardrop flowing down from Athena’s flame-like eyes, but she suddenly laughed. “Yet, I still love you. Not just liking but love.” Chen Rui’s eyes became hot instantly. It turned out that the woman Athena had misunderstood at first was Shea. He desperately wanted to say something, but the strong rebound from failing the breakthrough previously made him unable to say a word at this critical moment.
The crystal on Athena’s body began to break inch by inch. Her fiery lips touched his lips voluntarily for the first time.
“Perhaps, it will be like the story you told. We will meet again in the afterlife. No matter what, don’t forget me.”
It’s not what you think!
Opinionated silly woman!
Don’t go! Athena!
Chen Rui was screaming desperately in his heart, but no words could come out of his mouth.
The fiery red lips left Chen Rui. Athena looked at him deeply as if she wanted to engrave his final trace on her soul. Then, she never looked back. Her body was blazing in flame. She appeared instantly in front of the Earth Elemental King controlled by Glorfin and chopped the Guardian’s Sword with a whistling sound.
“God-Eating Mask” showed a faint light. Athena’s sword was blocked by a layer of crystal wall that suddenly appeared. Her entire body was shocked by the impact and flew backward. Her palm had cracked and bled, and she could barely hold the greatsword. However, she still clenched her teeth and continued to attack even after being repelled again and again.
“Unexpected…” Glorfin shook his head. “I never thought this woman will actually be the one breaking through. Even if my strength is greatly reduced, it’s not something that a Demon King like you can rival. Die!”
A powerful destructive force rushed toward Athena. The flame on Athena’s body suddenly turned into a strange color. The power exerted by Glorfin couldn’t shake the flame. Then, there was a dagger in her hand out of nowhere. Her blood were flowing from both her wrists, but it didn’t evaporate or dissipate in the flame, instead it merged into the flame and burned.
The flame’s light became unprecedentedly bright. The entire hall was filled with fiery heat, even Glorfin’s “God-Eating Mask’s” eyes turned red.
That was a flame that fully ignited her life. It was like a meteor in the universe. Although it was only a moment, the instant glory was enough for eternity.
“Although the brillianceglory of life is beautiful, unfortunately, it is too weak to dispel the eternal darkness.” Glorfin looked at Chen Rui who was desperately trying to move, “Incompetent guy, you can only watch your woman burn her remaining life for you.”
The Guardian’s Sword in Athena’s hand was also stained with her blood and wrapped in the flame of life. Glorfin slowly raised his hand, and Athena’s body shook. She felt that the pressure was doubled. Even her flame of life was about to be extinguished as if it was blown by strong winds.
Athena shouted and the flames in her eyes were blazing again. The Guardian’s Sword left her hand and spun toward Glorfin. That blow had exhausted all the power of her life, so her body couldn’t withstand the pressure suddenly. She flew backward, hitting a huge pillar and fell to the ground. The flame on her body faded quickly.
Glorfin had difficulty in moving; he couldn’t avoid the greatsword flying toward him. He moved his mind and a crystal wall appeared out of thin air, blocking in front of the greatsword. However, the greatsword suddenly shook and actually crossed the crystal wall as if the crystal wall was just air.
“Power that can travel through space? No!”
“Klang!” The Guardian’s Sword hit the mask on the Earth Elemental King’s face.
The “God-Eating Mask” fell off and finally dropped to the ground.
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